Things I found in my mother’s drawer

A half-finished crochet lace
Sewing threads, needles, thimbles
A rusted tin, coloured buttons scattered at its base.

A drawstring inserter, a roll of drawstring
Socks with toes
Post mastectomy bra

A pack of cards
prayer book 
scrapbook that she’d made of images of one God.

A plastic pouch inside a plastic pouch
containing the key to the bank locker.
A melamine polished box of loose change.

The pink crimped satin toilet bag I’d gifted her
Two dysfunctional alarm clocks.

Her specs, two spare cases
An empty ladies wallet 
A rose quartz Ganesha, faintly smiling.

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